We are at a tipping point.
“We're not just losing objects, we're losing opportunities to discover who we are. The last five years have been horrific for archaeology. My colleagues and I have spent countless hours surveying the destruction, and the bad news trickles out in the press. Every day, we read reports of stolen ancient treasures sold at major auction houses, of incredible ancient sites bulldozed in Central America, of revered ancient sites in the Middle East blown up by ISIL.”
— Dr. Sarah Parcak, National Geographic Fellow and 2016 TED Prize Winner